WestyFest XI on the shore of Cayuga Lake, New York.
Westy owners doing what they do best – helping another Westy owner! Al consults the vehicle manuals (at right) while Bill holds two cell phones close together so the Westy owner with a problem in Buffalo can get advice directly from Bill’s mechanic. Luckily they were able to join us later that day.
Don’t they all look swell? Not bad for 14 year-old vehicles, eh?
Al points out a few things under the hood to Ernesto.
Some of the Westy folks enjoying the potluck dinner. Photo credit to Phan Ngu Lee.
Al with the manual again while Jeff gets to work on a radio problem.
Al trimming his hair at our lakeside campsite while most of the gang is out exploring the area. We’d done plenty of exploring over the previous two weeks to be happy to stay put.
Our Westy mermaid (aka Sebby) takes to the waters at sunset.
View of Cayuga Lake from HaRVy. Thank you Bill for once again hosting the Westy-Fun-Fest.
While perusing our Road Atlas I noticed a call out for the Erie Canal Village. I checked out the website and decided we could stop there for our lunch break on our way from the Finger Lakes district to the Adirondacks, our next destination. Even though the website did not indicate its demise, it apparently has not been open for a while.
It would have been fun to take a little cruise along the canal in this boat, but I wouldn’t step aboard now. It looked like it used to be an interesting place. Sad to see it all abandoned and rotting.
Campsite view at Eighth Lake in the ADKs.
Sunrise walk around the lake before breakfast. Nobody about except me and the ducks.
President Calvin Coolidge and his wife stayed in this cabin at White Pine Camp during the summer of 1926. I had been here for a writer’s retreat last April and decided to bring Al to experience this unique place with me. Very rare occurrence for us to sleep in a room while HaRVy is parked outside, but it was the only way to stay there and it was well worth it.
Use of the property’s boats is included for all guests and we took advantage of the kayaks all three afternoons of our visit. The camp is on Osgood Pond. From there we ventured to Osgood River…
the Jones Pond inlet where we ran into this incredible beaver dam – a true masterpiece…
and through two canals into Church Pond.
White Pine Camp boat house and bridge across lagoon.
What’s at the other side of the lagoon – Chinese bridge and tea house.
Hike along Osgood Pond.
A bit of Adirondack Chair relaxation.
Watch out for the roots – they are everywhere!
The main lodge from one of the hiking paths.
The building we stayed in – former servants’ quarters, but now lovely accommodations.
A fond farewell as we head back home.